WINTERSTEEN LAW GROUP

Customized Immigration Solutions

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop, Wintersteen Law Group is taking every possible step to maintain the health and safety of our clients, employees, and the communities that we live in. We have arranged for our employees to work remotely to ensure that we are able to meet all government deadlines, and will continue providing our clients with the high quality legal representation and customer service that they expect. In order to ensure that we can continue to provide you with the best service and peace of mind during this uncertain time, we are requesting that all clients contact us via email whenever possible. As we have always done, we continue to aim to answer all e-mails and voicemail messages within 2 business days, but we request your patience during this time.  In the event that you are leaving a voicemail message for one of our attorneys or staff, please make sure that you provide us with your name and phone number so that we can return your message. 


If you need immediate assistance you can also reach out to Veronica Quintero by calling her or texting her at (312) 428-8408. 

For additional information on how to best protect yourself, please follow the guidelines that have been set out by the Center for Disease Control and/or the World Health Organization.

Office Hours: To protect the health and safety of our clients and staff, the office will be closed to the public, and all meetings and consultations will be held by phone.

 

ABOUT US

Client Oriented Services

Founded in 2001, Wintersteen Law Group focuses exclusively on U.S. immigration and nationality law. Headed by Charles Wintersteen, the firm has over 25 years of comprehensive experience in all aspects of immigration law. As a firm, we pride ourselves in tailoring our immigration advice and strategies to our client’s personal and professional goals. That means treating each client with care and respect regardless of the size of a case, or whether we are representing an individual, a family, or a business. Our multi-lingual attorneys and staff work tirelessly to provide a vast array of immigration services, ranging from non-immigrant visas such as H-1Bs to immigrant petitions based on family or employment.

 

A HEALTHCARE PERSPECTIVE

Since it’s conception, the Wintersteen Law Group has had a special focus on healthcare providers. Under the leadership of Charles Wintersteen, the firm has become one of the preeminent law firms in Chicago providing immigration services and guidance to healthcare providers. In June 2016, the International Medical Graduates Taskforce honored Mr. Wintersteen with its annual Roberta Freedman Award for his representation of physicians in the U.S. immigration system, with a particular recognition for his work on the Matter of H-V-P (AAO Feb. 9, 2016), which was a major victory for physician immigration.  

 

OUR PRACTICE

Immigration & Nationality Law

The Wintersteen Law Group provides a wide array of immigration services. Below is a brief list of the areas that we work in. If you have an issue that is not listed below, please contact us at 312-566-0301, and we will evaluate whether it is something we can still assist you with.

Hospital Corridor

PHYSICIAN IMMIGRATION

  • Physician National Interest Waivers (EB-2 Immigrant Petition)

  • J-1 Waivers of the two-year home residency requirement

    • Service in a medically underserved area waiver

      • Conrad 30​

      • HHS

    • Hardship & Persecution Waivers

  • EB-1 Petitions for Physicians of Extraordinary Abilities​

EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRATION

  • Employment-based non-immigrant visas such as (but not limited to) H-1Bs, L-1As, Q-1s, TNs, and O-1s​​

    • Change/extension of non-immigrant/temporary status

  • ​Employment-based Immigrant Petitions

    • PERM

    • EB-1

    • National Interest Waivers

    • Schedule A petitions for Nurses and Physical Therapists

  • Religious workers immigrant petitions and R non-immigrant visas​

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FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION

  • Immigrant Petitions for family members sponsored by US Citizens and Permanent Residents

  • Green Card Renewals

  • Fiance Visa (K-1) Petitions

  • Consular Processing

  • Naturalization (Citizenship) Applications

 

MEET THE TEAM

Experienced and Strategic

 

Principal Attorney

CHARLES H. WINTERSTEEN

Charles Wintersteen is the founding member of the Wintersteen Law Group, and has been practicing immigration law for over twenty-five years.  He is a 1991 graduate of DePaul University College of Law, and holds M.A. and B.A. degrees in history from the University of Colorado and the University of Oregon, respectively. 
 
For the past twenty-five years Mr. Wintersteen has served as a board member, volunteer trainer, and pro bono advocate for several community and immigrant rights organizations in Chicago.  He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, and the International Medical Graduates Taskforce.
 
In June 2016, the International Medical Graduate Taskforce honored Mr. Wintersteen with its annual Roberta Freedman Award for his representation of physicians in the U.S. immigration system.

GET IN TOUCH

53 W Jackson Blvd #809, Chicago, IL 60604, USA

Contact Veronica Quintero at pvq@charleswintersteen.com

Office: (312) 566-0301/ Cell: (312) 428-8408

 

CLIENT RESOURCES

CLIENT INTAKE

If you have a consultation scheduled with the Wintersteen Law Group, please complete the questionnaire prior to your appointment.

PAYMENTS

If you have received an invoice from our office, please visit our online portal to make a payment.

CASE UPDATE

If you have a reciept number for your case, please visit USCIS to check the status of your case.

 

SOME USEFUL LINKS

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

HEALTH CARE RELATED

IMMIGRATION ORGANIZATIONS

 

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